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Lake District

Mountainous region in North West England

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Lake District: Mountainous region in North West England
The Lake District, also known as the Lakes or Lakeland, is a mountainous region in North West England. A popular holiday destination, it is famous for its lakes, forests and mountains, and its associations with William Wordsworth and other Lake Poets and also with Beatrix Potter and John Ruskin. The Lake District National Park was established in 1951 and covers an area of 2,362 square kilometres. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2017.


Hundreds found illegally camping and partying in Lake District over weekend

Overnight stays and large gatherings prohibited until further easing of lockdown from 4 July
Independent - Published

Lake District rangers find hundreds illegally camping and partying

Park authorities say fires were lit on top of fells and a group of 20 people were found "partying".
BBC News - Published

Coronavirus: Lake District visitors pose 'significant problems'

Police say parked cars, campers and litter are a big problem as visitors flock to the Lakes.
BBC News - Published

Coronavirus: Lake District campers fined after visitor 'influx'

Police say people had travelled from as far away as London after ignoring lockdown guidelines.
BBC News - Published

Angry Lake District residents erect roadblocks and fake signs to deter tourists

National Park chief urges members of public not to rush into area during lockdown
Independent - Published

Coronavirus: Thousands spoken to by police for flouting lockdown

A family from Greater London who travelled to the Lake District are among those stopped by police.
BBC News - Published

'Clowns': Family stopped by police on 500-mile round trip to Lake District over Easter weekend

Officers say group claimed journey was acceptable because they wore masks and gloves
Independent - Published

Coronavirus: Police stop family on 500-mile Lake District trip

The family from Greater London claimed it was acceptable if they wore masks and gloves, police say.
BBC News - Published

Lake District 'under siege' from development, protesters warn

Campaigners say landscapes are being affected by over-development and commercialisation.
BBC News - Published

Rare snow leopard gets Zurich zoo 'date'

Chris the leopard travelled from a Lake District zoo to Switzerland as part of a breeding programme.
BBC News - Published

Climate change: Lake District facing 'dramatic' soil erosion

Climate change is "stripping the fells", which could be reduced to bare rock, an expert warns.
BBC News - Published

Lake District Pound: Currency forced out by contactless technology

The demise of the currency, used by more than 350 firms, is down to a rise in contactless payments.
BBC News - Published

Lake District rescue of dog that refused to walk any further

The dog's owner was too tired to carry the animal when it refused to go on.
BBC News - Published

The Lake District divers cleaning up under the water

"It's upsetting to get down to the bottom and you see bottles everywhere and cans and barbecues."
BBC News - Published

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the Lake District

duke and duchess of cambridge visit the lake district
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge try sheep shearing during a visit to Cumbria.
BBC News - Published

Lake District viewpoint that inspired JMW Turner to be opened to public by National Trust

Trust buys well-loved area for £202,000 to improve public access to landscape
Independent - Published

Scafell Pike: Body of missing Whitehaven climber found

scafell pike: body of missing whitehaven climber found
Chris Brown was reported missing after tweeting a picture from the summit of the Lake District peak.
BBC News - Published